Former host of TV-tabloid, Inside Edition. Bill O'Reilly (A.K.A. "BOR" A.K.A. "Billo" A.K.A. Papa Bear) was caught (by Al Franken) boasting about a journalism award (the Peabody) that he didn't win — and his accuracy on other issues is only worse. Hosts a failing radio program and Fox News's The O'Reilly Factor.
O'Reilly is struggling to maintain his viewer following in a demographic (best described as angry, frightened, often old and universally badly informed) against the more telegenic Glenn Beck on CNN.
Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
"OCTOBER 13--Hours after Bill O'Reilly accused her of a multimillion dollar shakedown attempt, a female Fox News producer fired back at the TV star today, filing a lawsuit claiming that he subjected her to repeated instances of sexual harassment and spoke often, and explicitly, to her about phone sex, vibrators, threesomes, masturbation, the loss of his virginity, and sexual fantasies. Below you'll find a copy of Andrea Mackris's complaint, an incredible page-turner that quotes O'Reilly, 55, on all sorts of lewd matters. Based on the extensive quotations cited in the complaint, it appears a safe bet that Mackris, 33, recorded some of O'Reilly's more steamy soliloquies. For example, we direct you to his Caribbean shower fantasies. While we suggest reading the entire document, TSG will point you to interesting sections on a Thailand sex show, Al Franken, and the climax of one August 2004 phone conversation." : --From The Smoking Gun O'Reilly Hit With Sexual Harassment Suit (22 pages)
He has also had his minions phone and threaten people who deride him under color of police authority.
On July 25, 2007, the staff of billoreillydotcom banned dKos frontpager BarbinMD, apparently for no reason at all. As BarbinMD states:
Since I gave completely accurate information when registering and I never made a post, uncivil or otherwise, I can only assume that I committed the unpardonable sin of exposing hate speech on his website. Which of course, according to Bill-O himself, means hate speech that O'Reilly agrees with and endorses. He's angry that we're not going to let this purveyor of hate hide his beliefs behind closed doors anymore.
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